We have provided business multi-touch solutions for end users for at least 2 years.
If as a hardware vendor, you can provide drivers under Windows 7, then if there’s gesture problem from Apple, we will still be under the umbrella of Microsoft. Unlike Apple, MS is more gentleman style. they never first start a Mac or PC war.
If it’s Linux, although it’s free at your side and your integrator, it will cost a lot in the long run from maintenance, support, and patent issue.
So, would it be possible to go around to places and in a way sell my “services” to build an MT surface/display for people if I told them they were purchasing everything and going to be using open source software? (Would even try to include the NUI group logo if this ever did happen) Also, let’s say I created a special use application and sold that as a business venture using MT displays, am I violating any copyrights, etc?
What are your thoughts